Rogue Fitness is one of, if not THE top gym equipment manufacturer and retailer in the world. So, it makes sense that one of the most asked questions we receive is, "how can I get a discount on Rogue Fitness Equipment?" Here's how...

Rogue Fitness continues to grow as one of the cutting edge leaders in the fitness industry. With its ties to CrossFit and the high-quality equipment, you cannot go wrong with anything that Rogue puts out there. Just like every other industry, however, with a big name and high quality comes bigger than average prices. Sure, you pay for what you get, but it would be nice to pay a little less for the quality products you find at Rogue Fitness. This review will describe a little more about who Rogue Fitness is as a company, and then give you some much-needed tips to purchase these products at a better price.

Who is Rogue Fitness?

Rogue Fitness began in 2007 in Toledo, Ohio as the company’s founder was having difficulty finding high-quality garage gym equipment. After initially only selling other company’s equipment, Rogue began manufacturing its own. It is now one of the leading manufacturers of strength and conditioning equipment in the world and is the primary supplier of Crossfit equipment to affiliates everywhere.

In addition to garage gyms and CrossFit Affiliates, Rogue is the official equipment sponsor for the CrossFit Games, Arnold Strongman Competition, among other large strength events. Rogue’s humble beginnings has given it an edge on traditional equipment manufacturers as the company has been able to adapt and market to the changing fitness landscape. As the fitness industry continues to grow, particularly in America but worldwide as well, Rogue has positioned itself as a company that is willing to develop and manufacture new and cutting edge equipment.

In addition to producing world-class equipment, one of the most well-known characteristics of Rogue is its excellent customer service. Not only does Rogue typically get it right the first time, but if they don’t, they will the second and they’ll most often times do it on their dime. Included with most products Rogue sells is also a lifetime warranty. To offer a lifetime warranty on a product designed to take abuse definitely says something about how confident Rogue is in their product. 

We have reviewed a large portion of Rogue’s equipment offering, and by and large, we believe they are making some of the best equipment available and in many cases at a great value. For instance, few can compete with the value of their barbells and racks. We recommend Rogue Fitness to most people as the first place to look when starting a home gym and with their Zeus Builder, you can even build a 3D version of what your gym would look like before purchasing the equipment.

Discount #1: Hot Deals

The first thing to be aware of when trying to save money with Rogue Fitness is their daily “Hot Deals.” These deals do not change monthly, weekly, or even daily. These deals start and end without notice. The nature of the “Hot Deal” through Rogue Fitness is that you can get low, bargain basement level prices but you have to be paying attention. For instance, if there is Rogue equipment or apparel that you really want, you have to be willing to stay close to your phone or computer and be quick when your item goes on sale. This, however, is not an ideal way to shop. 

With hot deals, in fact, it is really better to just check back often to see what Rogue is offering rather than to try to get a specific item this way. If you are a fan of their apparel and equipment, you never know what will go on sale next and how great of a deal you may be able to find. Through the “Hot Deals” program, you will find the lowest prices, but you may not be able to wait for what you need this way. You really just have to check back constantly and see what kind of deal you can find...You never know when you will hit the jackpot.

We’ve gotten quite a few different pieces of equipment via Hot Deals, but it’s most often due to constantly checking the website for latest sales and research for reviews.

Discount #2: Closeout Equipment

The closeout section of the Rogue website is an excellent way to purchase Rogue equipment at a discount price. The closeout section features discontinued items, general closeout, and even used equipment from local events. New closeout items are available on a regular basis, and you can get incredible deals if you are willing to be patient. 

The general closeout items usually include poor sellers and older items that are being improved upon. For instance, on their site right now you can find knee sleeves that are being updated with new designs for the future, so the ones that have not yet sold are there for a steal. The general closeout items range from something as small as last year’s t-shirt to big ticket items like Assault Air Runners and stationary bikes.

Discontinued items make up the bulk of what you will find in the closeout deals. As Rogue continues to innovate in the fitness industry, old equipment and apparel will become obsolete. This does not mean, however, that the quality of the old items is any less than that of the new. For instance, you will find discontinued shoes in the closeout section that could be perfect for you if you do not want to break the bank on next year’s model. If you are looking for a great deal with great quality and a huge selection, the discontinued closeouts on Rogue’s website is a perfect place to start.

Discount #3: Boneyard Bars & Accessories

The term “Boneyard Bars” refers to any Rogue Fitness product that comes off of the assembly line with a minor blemish or cosmetic defect. It is important to note that Boneyard products are sold as-is with no warranty and no guarantee. This is a risk-reward scenario where you may find a perfect product with a minor defect or you may find a lemon that you are stuck with and cannot return. Purchasing something from the Rogue Boneyard is a perfect way to save money because you are purchasing “seconds” and you very well could end up with the same quality product as the full priced equipment. But it is also the perfect way to waste your money because...well you’re purchasing “seconds” and you could end up with a piece of equipment that you use once and can never use again.

All this said, overall, the majority of items sold as “Boneyard” items have very minor cosmetic damage. For instance, we received a Cerakoted Weightlifting Barbell from Rogue and the only damage we found was a small, hardly noticeable portion of the center of the bar that was matte instead of gloss. It took us 5 minutes to find, and that was the only problem. Other issues we’ve seen is double tracked knurl and slight dings, but nothing that would affect the performance of the product.

The biggest reason you may want to avoid a Boneyard Bar is because of its lack of warranty. With other Rogue Fitness bars you get a lifetime warranty, with the Boneyard you do not. Something to consider before making a purchase.

Discount #4: Hundo Pricing

Rogue’s “Hundo Pricing” refers to the idea of bulk discounts. Hundo Pricing is not always an option, but Rogue offers this type of special discounting at different times throughout the year to drive sales, most often during their Matte Black Friday event. The bottom line is that the more weight you purchase, the less it costs. When it comes to purchasing plates, dumbbells, or kettlebells, this can end up saving you A LOT of money.

We’ve purchased multiple items that had the Hundo Pricing promotion. The most notable was the 459KG in Calibrated Powerlifting Plates we bought that ended up saving us nearly half the cost thanks to free shipping and Hundo Pricing. That deal is what we refer to as a unicorn, and if you see a unicorn, you capture it.

The best part of the Hundo Pricing is the shipping discount, so remember that if you are purchasing bulk items where shipping will be burdensome, it may be beneficial to wait until you see the Hundo Pricing opportunity. It may only save you 5%-10% off of your actual purchase, but the money you will save in shipping will make it worth the wait. Basically, if you are in the market for kettlebells, dumbbells, and weight plates then Hundo Pricing is perfect for you. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for squat racks, barbells, or any of the other myriad of equipment Rogue Fitness sells then you should look at the other discount options that are available.

Discount #5: Used Event Equipment

Even with all of the discounts and ways to save money that I have mentioned so far, none of them compare to Rogue’s Matte Black Friday. This is without a doubt the best way to get the best deals on Rogue equipment. Matte Black Friday is exactly what you think it is. Every year on the week of Thanksgiving and a bit after, Rogue Fitness offers their best deals of the year. In 2018, for instance, they offered $5 shipping for any 5 products of your choice, no matter the weight as well as some crazy discounts like a few barbells for $100, but they’re always limited. 

Matte Black Friday includes deals on items produced specifically for that day as well., first come first serve deals for even the most popular items, and flash sales that could come up at any time. If you are serious about purchasing equipment from Rogue, in bulk, and you want to save money you should definitely consider waiting until the Matte Black Friday event. Typically, Rogue following the trend of many others, has begun starting their sale the week of Thanksgiving. You can follow all of the Black Friday action here every year.

Discount #6: Rogue Garage Sale

If you live within driving distance of Rogue in Columbus, Ohio, then it may be worth the drive to check out their randomly held Garage Sale events. The Rogue Garage Sale features even greater markdowns then what you find online and there can be some incredibly great deals found. For instance, I have a Rogue Fitness X Eleiko Barbell that was an exclusive collaboration done nearly a decade ago and was extremely limited.

Expect the equipment to feature more problem areas than what you'd find online, but since you're there in person, you can decide if the issue is enough to keep you from buying the item.

Discount

Even with all of the discounts and ways to save money that I have mentioned so far, none of them compare to Rogue’s Matte Black Friday. This is without a doubt the best way to get the best deals on Rogue equipment. Matte Black Friday is exactly what you think it is. Every year on the week of Thanksgiving and a bit after, Rogue Fitness offers their best deals of the year. In 2018, for instance, they offered $5 shipping for any 5 products of your choice, no matter the weight as well as some crazy discounts like a few barbells for $100, but they’re always limited. 

Matte Black Friday includes deals on items produced specifically for that day as well., first come first serve deals for even the most popular items, and flash sales that could come up at any time. If you are serious about purchasing equipment from Rogue, in bulk, and you want to save money you should definitely consider waiting until the Matte Black Friday event. Typically, Rogue following the trend of many others, has begun starting their sale the week of Thanksgiving. You can follow all of the Black Friday action here every year.

Rogue Fitness Discount Code

Does Rogue Fitness offer a discount code? The short answer is no. In fact, we've been following Rogue for quite a while and we have NEVER seen a discount code. Does that mean Rogue will never offer a coupon? No, but we just haven’t seen it yet so we're doubtful they will in the future.

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